Friday, August 31, 2007

Do Animals have more rights than Humans?

Last week I read an article written in Women's E-News, where the author complained about the fact that it seems that professional sports doesn't seem to care if it's players commit domestic abuse against women, but takes offense to the poor treatment of animals. Which got me thinking about our society as a whole. We seem to spend more money and resources to protect animals then we do people.

If Michael Vick had just beat his wife he might still loose some of his endorsements but at least, in a season, he might be on the field. While now, the NFL is saying that he may never play again. And I find this to be sad. People have become second class as it comes to animals.

Not that I'm saying that we should stop trying to protect animals. I believe that it is a good thing for animals to be treated well, but I would like to also see some of the energy put forward to help people. Also, I would like to see people valued more than there pets.

Recently, luxury hotelier Leona Helmsley died and left $12 million for her dog, but nothing for 2 of her grandchildren. I would comment about this, but I think you get the point. This has got to stop.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree. I was thinking the same thing recently when I viewed a commercial that was seeking monthly donations to rescue animals. Although, as you mentioned animals should be protected, I think that humans are more important. And until we solve many of the problems plaguing humans such as droughts and conflicts i.e as the one occuring in Darfur I dont think we need to be sending $30 a month to help rescue cats.
    Sorry animal lovers.